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Product

DT5G Autonomous Delivery Drone Landing Site Solution

Location(s)

San Diego, CA & Boca Raton, FL

Number of employees

3 Co-founders, 3 Employees (1 Marketing, 2 Programmers)

Fundraising Status

Anticipated Seed Round Fall 2018

Financing sought

TBD

Current Status

Bootstrapped, F&F

Use of funds

Production

Head Count

+4 FT Coders Summer 2018

Exit

Currently Executing SW Build

IP

Patent(s) Pending with legal services provided by Cooley, LLP

Problem

There is still a lot that needs to be figured out before you will be able to get your pizza delivered by drone.

Only 32% of more than 1,200 consumers surveyed by the Postal Service said they believe drone deliveries will be safe. Autonomous flight from a to b is relatively simple to achieve using GPS. Sense and avoid (SAA) technology has come a long way since inception but is constrained by sensor acuity and available power. Fleet operators simply don’t have enough data at a landing site to do their job safely and effectively. Proposed methods of delivery are the equivalent of landing a bi-plane with manual controls vs. a modern instrumented aircraft, and environmental data is collected when it may be too late to react or from a weather station that may be 10 miles away.



Solution

We are building a sensor array with a machine learning algorithm that can gather, analyze and communicate actionable real time data at a landing site.

We can detect hazards including living things that may be present during final descent and issue real time commands to an autonomous drone. We augment a drones SAA from the ground up and can dramatically reduce the potential for personal injury and property damage between the treetops and ground. Our persistent data collection and analysis ensures the most accurate assessment of hazards that may be present during the most difficult part of delivery, the landing. Our goal is to make life easier for companies that operate delivery drones while making the process safe and available to everyone.



Target Market

Global drone delivery fleet operators who want to provide delivery to the end consumer safely and efficiently.

Fleet operators, Fleet Management, Drone Delivery Companies, Drone Manufacturers, Weather Subscribers. After capital infusion we will build out our software, perfect our hardware and complete testing in the US, U.K., Australia, and other drone friendly countries. We will be ready for the NASA UTM completion and integration, projected to occur in 2020, which will help establish the US Market for autonomous drone flight. The last mile is an expensive opportunity and landing a drone while blind to the environment precisely is a difficult task. The more sensors you add to a payload increases weight which decreases delivery footprint. Dropping a package from a string or a parachute aren’t realistic methods of decreasing potential collision or require someone to be present.

Market Size

Globally 86M Packages are sold every day that could be delivered by drone.

Sales and Marketing Strategy

Our technology is a critical enabler for autonomous drone delivery. As the technology becomes main-stream fleet operators will expand their footprint requiring more and more landing site solutions. We plan to heavily co-market with these operators. Forecasts range to 86 Million deliveries per day within 20 years.

Potential Channel Partners

Fleet operators, Fleet Management, Drone Delivery Companies, Drone Manufacturers, Weather Subscribers. After capital infusion we will build out our software, perfect our hardware and complete testing in the US, U.K., Australia, and other drone friendly countries. We will be ready for the NASA UTM completion and integration, projected to occur in 2020, which will help establish the US Market for autonomous drone flight.

Accolades

2017 AlphaLabGear National Hardware Cup Semi- Finalist, Fast Design Co Innovation by Design Awards 2017, 2017 MassChallenge Finalist, Awarded Grant from University of Wisconsin Aeroinnovate, Featured in “Age of Robotics” Magazine Dec. 2017, 2018 Invited Member DAV Foundation

Management

Joe McMillian

CEO & CoFounder

MSDW BS Biz 15+ Years of Finance, 2+ Years Management Shopping Cart Startup

Mark Messina

CTO & CoFounder

Amazon Prime Air, Amazon Robotics BSME

Paul Caprioli

Chief Architect & CoFounder

Intel Engineer, Parallel Processing, 75+ Patents awarded

Competition-Market Positioning

The winner here will be design agnostic as the eventual market will see multiple operators with completely different drone designs. Nobody will want a receiver box for each company they order from, but they will all want access to on-demand delivery.
None of our competition can universally accept a package and remotely gather actionable landing site data

Business Model

In the near future anything that can be delivered by a drone will be...Our true value will be in licensing of our hardware and algorithm.

History

DroneTerminus is a self funded Florida LLC incorporated in 2016. We started DroneTerminus trying to figure out a solution to drone delivery from landing to flight. As others have been working out the problems with autonomous flight we focused on a viable and affordable means of endpoint delivery. After much research and customer inquiry we have arrived at a viable solution.

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